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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Do not touch Yang's hair.
** Outside of trailers, the first time we see this is in the Emerald Forest where Yang nearly blows up an Ursa.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Do not touch ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': A key part of Yang's hair.
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Semblance. She absorbs all the damage she is hit with until she explodes in rage and attacks back with twice as much power. Unfortunately, the rage part means that she's UnskilledButStrong when using her Semblance, and a clever opponent can easily take advantage. Outside of trailers, the first time we see this Yang's Semblance is in the Emerald Forest where Yang nearly blows up an Ursa.Ursa [[NobodyTouchesTheHair for touching her hair]].


* Sharks and Piranhas are of course infamous for flying into a rabid feeding frenzy when presented with the smell of blood in the water, particularly if the prey in question is warm-blooded (such as a bird or mammal).
** Even the infamous Great White Shark, however, pales in comparison to the Bull Shark, found in Indian and Western Australian Oceans; as ounce for ounce, they have the single highest concentration of blood testosterone of ''any'' vertebrata on the planet. That's right, folks; the Male Bull Shark has a temper and rage that ''rivals'' the aforementioned Male African Elephant, ''the'' single most violent and dangerous land-mammal, in Mating Season, '''every''' single day.

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* Sharks and Piranhas are of course infamous for flying into a rabid feeding frenzy when presented with the smell of blood in the water, particularly if the prey in question is warm-blooded (such as a bird or mammal).
** Even the infamous Great White Shark, however, pales in comparison to the
*The Bull Shark, found in Indian shallow tropical and Western Australian Oceans; semi-tropical seas and frequently in rivers that connect to them; as ounce for ounce, they have the single highest concentration of blood testosterone of ''any'' vertebrata on the planet. That's right, folks; the Male Bull Shark has a temper and rage that ''rivals'' the aforementioned Male African Elephant, ''the'' single most violent and dangerous land-mammal, in Mating Season, '''every''' single day.


* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is theoretically in unstoppable rage after the last soliloquy of the play ("...from this point forth/my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth"), but, given that this is Hamlet, two scenes later he's cracking jokes with a gravedigger.



** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is theoretically in unstoppable rage after the last soliloquy of the play ("...from this point forth/my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth"), but, given that this is Hamlet, two scenes later he's cracking jokes with a gravedigger.
** ''Theatre/TheWintersTale'' is about what happens when an extremely powerful man gives in to paranoia and unstoppable rage and takes it out on his subjects.

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** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is theoretically in unstoppable rage after the last soliloquy of the play ("...from this point forth/my thoughts be bloody or nothing worth"), but, given that this is Hamlet, two scenes later he's cracking jokes with a gravedigger.
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* ''Theatre/TheWintersTale'' is about what happens when an extremely powerful man gives in to paranoia and unstoppable rage and takes it out on his subjects.


* Beast against Magneto in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which is decidedly in Beast's favor, to the extent that [[spoiler:Beast almost drowns him. Magneto only barely manages to save himself by using a nearby sculpture to restrain Beast]].
* Wolverine/Logan flies into at least one of these in almost every ''Film/XMen'' film he's in. And since it's genetic, his daughter-clone Laura/X-23 has a few in ''Film/{{Logan}}''.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
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Beast against Magneto in ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', which is decidedly in Beast's favor, to the extent that [[spoiler:Beast almost drowns him. Magneto only barely manages to save himself by using a nearby sculpture to restrain Beast]].
* ** Wolverine/Logan flies into at least one of these in almost every ''Film/XMen'' ''X-Men'' film he's in. And since in.
** Since
it's genetic, his Wolverine's daughter-clone Laura/X-23 has a few in ''Film/{{Logan}}''.


* Sharks and Piranhas are of course infamous for flying into a rabid feeding frenzy when presented with the smell of blood in the water, particularly if the prey in question is warm-blooded (such as a bird of mammal)

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* Sharks and Piranhas are of course infamous for flying into a rabid feeding frenzy when presented with the smell of blood in the water, particularly if the prey in question is warm-blooded (such as a bird of mammal)or mammal).


* [[PunnyName Hannover Fiste]] towards Captain Sternn in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'': --'''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"''' [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out it was all an act.]]

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* [[PunnyName Hannover Fiste]] towards Captain Sternn in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'': --'''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"''' '''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"''' [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out it was all an act.]]


* [[PunnyName Hannover Fiste]] towards Captain Sternn in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'': '''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"'''

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* [[PunnyName Hannover Fiste]] towards Captain Sternn in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'': '''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"'''--'''"STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!"''' [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out it was all an act.]]


->''“I went to school, I went to church, I played the tag team foot ball, I learned about sharing and caring and playing, but…[[SuddenlyShouting CLOTHING]]!” Arthur screamed. “CORRECTIVE EYEGLASSES!” He screamed some more. “THAT’S MY FUCKING FACE. MY FUCKING. FACE!” Arthur got really angry.''

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->''“I -->''“I went to school, I went to church, I played the tag team foot ball, I learned about sharing and caring and playing, but…[[SuddenlyShouting CLOTHING]]!” Arthur screamed. “CORRECTIVE EYEGLASSES!” He screamed some more. “THAT’S MY FUCKING FACE. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis MY FUCKING. FACE!” FACE!]]” Arthur got really angry.''

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* Sharks and Piranhas are of course infamous for flying into a rabid feeding frenzy when presented with the smell of blood in the water, particularly if the prey in question is warm-blooded (such as a bird of mammal)
** Even the infamous Great White Shark, however, pales in comparison to the Bull Shark, found in Indian and Western Australian Oceans; as ounce for ounce, they have the single highest concentration of blood testosterone of ''any'' vertebrata on the planet. That's right, folks; the Male Bull Shark has a temper and rage that ''rivals'' the aforementioned Male African Elephant, ''the'' single most violent and dangerous land-mammal, in Mating Season, '''every''' single day.

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* The African Honey Badger, while small and cuddly on the outside, is a mean fighting machine that can SLEEP OFF Cobra Bites that can kill adult men a ten times over, and EAT said cobras as a part of their staple diet. Worse, they are as bad tempered as their American counterparts the Wolverine, enough so that LIONS would rather flee for their lives than take on the wrath of these little furballs of claws and teeth.


** Also subverted as Ursula the Sea Witch becomes angry (after what Ariel did to Flotsam and Jetsam), causing the evil hag to grow into a 50-foot giant (while wearing King Triton's crown and using King Triton's trident to wipe the mermaid out).

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** Also subverted as Ursula the Sea Witch becomes angry (after what Ariel did to Flotsam and Jetsam), causing the evil hag to grow into a 50-foot giant (while wearing King Triton's crown and using King Triton's trident to wipe the mermaid out).



* ''Literature/SailorNothing'': although Himei usually just wills her opponents into non-existence, she has been known to tear them apart with her bare hands if put under sufficient emotional stress.

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* ''Literature/SailorNothing'': although Although Himei usually just wills her opponents into non-existence, she has been known to tear them apart with her bare hands if put under sufficient emotional stress.



* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} has one in a {{Creepypasta}} [[https://cjaymarch.fandom.com/wiki/Arthur_Lost_Episode centered on a lost episode]]:
->''“I went to school, I went to church, I played the tag team foot ball, I learned about sharing and caring and playing, but…[[SuddenlyShouting CLOTHING]]!” Arthur screamed. “CORRECTIVE EYEGLASSES!” He screamed some more. “THAT’S MY FUCKING FACE. MY FUCKING. FACE!” Arthur got really angry.''



* Defied with the poor animals killed in bull fights, which are by nature peaceful herbivores, and have to be goaded into anger with multiple stabs of the dagger moments before they are sent to their deaths at the blades of the Matador in the arena.
* Bull elephants in musth would be the crowning animal example of unstoppable rage. A periodic hormonal condition where male elephants are extremely violent towards their surroundings unless they mate with a female, these frenzied monsters are capable of destroying everything in their path, including trees, vehicles, and houses. They can easily kill any animal within range, from carnivores to large surly animals such Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos and even other male elephants. Outside of musth, it is still very unwise to provoke ''any'' elephant; they are the largest land animals, so not many things can stop an angry elephant's rampage. There is a reason elephants are ranked as number one on ''The Most Extreme: Hissy Fits;'' even over ''Grizzly Bears'' and '''Africanized Honeybees!'''
* And then there's the kind of groupthink-inspired unreasoning hate and rage that only the most vicious, ruthless, and destructive species on Earth is capable of: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters mankind]]. The festering anger of an entire society, feeding back on itself with dehumanizing propaganda and echo chambers provoked by anything from an attack on their soil to simply losing a sporting event, or a single human being lost or killed. The resulting frenzies have left cities in ruins and entire forests have been laid to waste in a single-minded hunt for any animal that dared attack one of them, and even vast swaths of continents turned into a grinding battlefield and left nations in ruin. Anyone who starts to calm down is simply roused back up again by the constant clamor or ostracized and silenced. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_psychology Just look at what we can do]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship when we work together]].

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* Defied with the poor animals bulls killed in bull fights, which are by nature peaceful herbivores, and have to be goaded into anger with multiple stabs of the dagger moments before they are sent to their deaths at the blades of the Matador in the arena.
* Bull elephants in musth would be the crowning animal example of unstoppable rage. A periodic hormonal condition where male elephants are extremely violent towards their surroundings unless they mate with a female, these frenzied monsters are capable of destroying everything in their path, including trees, vehicles, and houses. They can easily kill any animal within range, from carnivores to large surly animals such Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos and even other male elephants. Outside of musth, it is still very unwise to provoke ''any'' elephant; they are the largest land animals, so not many things can stop an angry elephant's rampage. There is a reason elephants are ranked as number one on ''The Most Extreme: Hissy Fits;'' even over ''Grizzly Bears'' and '''Africanized Honeybees!'''
* And then there's the kind of groupthink-inspired unreasoning hate and rage that only the most vicious, ruthless, and destructive species on Earth is capable of: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters mankind]]. The festering anger of an entire society, feeding back on itself with dehumanizing propaganda and echo chambers provoked by anything from an attack on their soil to simply losing a sporting event, or a single human being lost or killed. The resulting frenzies have left cities in ruins and entire forests have been laid to waste in a single-minded hunt for any animal that dared attack one of them, and even vast swaths of continents turned into a grinding battlefield and left nations in ruin. Anyone who starts to calm down is simply roused back up again by the constant clamor or ostracized and silenced. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_psychology Just look at what we can do]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship when we work together]].
Honeybees.'''


* After Kirk [[spoiler: dies of radiation poisoning,]] Spock goes absolutely ballistic and almost beats Harrison to death at the end of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. If it wasn't for him being told that they needed [[spoiler: Khan's blood to save Kirk's life]], Spock likely would've killed him with one more punch. This is ''why'' Vulcans are trained from birth to have complete control over their emotions. A Vulcan's rage is far more intense than a human's, and they have SuperhumanStrength to go with it.

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* After Kirk [[spoiler: dies of radiation poisoning,]] Spock goes absolutely ballistic and almost beats Harrison to death at the end of ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. If it wasn't for him being told that they needed [[spoiler: Khan's blood to save Kirk's life]], Spock likely would've killed him with one more punch. This is ''why'' Vulcans are trained from birth to have complete control over their emotions. A Vulcan's rage is far more intense than a human's, and they have SuperhumanStrength SuperStrength to go with it.



* In [[Composer/{{mothy}} Akuno P]]'s ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', the [[SevenDeadlySins sin]] of Wrath is represented in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFeL7Az0J8 The Muzzle of Nemesis]]'', sung by Gumi. The singer, an assassin [[MeaningfulName appropriately named]] Nemesis, is seeking revenge on her former employer, who ordered her to kill her lover. In a twist, the employer is not only [[spoiler:her father, but the corrupt judge who represented {{Greed}}.]] Notably, she ''does'' give him a chance to repent.

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* In [[Composer/{{mothy}} [[Music/{{mothy}} Akuno P]]'s ''Franchise/EvilliousChronicles'', the [[SevenDeadlySins sin]] of Wrath is represented in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFeL7Az0J8 The Muzzle of Nemesis]]'', sung by Gumi. The singer, an assassin [[MeaningfulName appropriately named]] Nemesis, is seeking revenge on her former employer, who ordered her to kill her lover. In a twist, the employer is not only [[spoiler:her father, but the corrupt judge who represented {{Greed}}.]] Notably, she ''does'' give him a chance to repent.


** All of the above also applies to the Tasmanian Devil, it's closest Australian Marsupial equivalent. Made doubly scary (or hilarious) for the fact that that unlike the wolverine, it's no bigger than a large house-cat.
* Played with in the common honeybee: although they will pursue and sting all threats to the hive, they literally do so unto their deaths only in the case of mammals, as the curved and barbed nature of their stings causes them to get lodged in a mammal's skin, and thus should they attempt to fly free, their insides will be pulled out in the process. Hornets play this trope straighter as they, with a straight and smooth sting, do ''not'' possess this problem, and will ''repeatedly'' sting any mammal that poses a threat to their hives until it is either dead or driven off.

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** All of the above also applies to the Tasmanian Devil, it's its closest Australian Marsupial marsupial equivalent. Made doubly scary (or hilarious) for by the fact that that unlike the wolverine, it's no bigger than a large house-cat.
housecat.
* Played with in by the common honeybee: although they will pursue and sting all threats to the hive, they literally do so unto their deaths only in the case of mammals, as the curved and barbed nature of their stings stingers causes them to get lodged in a mammal's skin, and thus should they attempt to fly free, their insides will be pulled out in the process. Hornets Wasps and hornets play this trope straighter as they, with a straight and smooth sting, stingers, do ''not'' possess this problem, and will ''repeatedly'' sting any mammal that poses a threat to their hives until it is either dead or driven off.



* Bull elephants in Musth would be the crowning animal example of unstoppable rage. A periodic hormonal condition where male elephants are extremely violent towards its surroundings unless they mate with a female, these frenzied monsters are capable of destroying everything in their path, including trees, vehicles, and houses. They can easily kill any animal within range, from carnivores to large surly animals such Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos and ''even other male Elephants.'' Outside of musth, it is still very unwise to provoke ''any'' elephant; they are the largest land animals, so not many things can stop an angry elephant's rampage. There is a reason Elephants are ranked as number one on ''The Most Extreme: Hissy Fits;'' even over ''Grizzly Bears'' and '''Africanized Honeybees!'''
* And then there's the kind of groupthink-inspired unreasoning hate and rage that only the most vicious, ruthless, and destructive species on Earth is capable of. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Man]]. The festering anger of an entire society feeding back on each other with dehumanizing propaganda and echo chambers provoked by anything from an attack on their soil to simply losing a sporting event or a single human being lost or killed. The resulting frenzies have left cities in ruins, entire forests laid waste in a singleminded hunt for any animal that dared attack on of them, and even vast swaths of continents turned into a grinding battlefield and nations left in ruin. Anyone who starts to calm down is simply roused back up again by the constant clamor or ostracized and silenced. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_psychology Just look at what we can do]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship when we work together]].

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* Bull elephants in Musth musth would be the crowning animal example of unstoppable rage. A periodic hormonal condition where male elephants are extremely violent towards its their surroundings unless they mate with a female, these frenzied monsters are capable of destroying everything in their path, including trees, vehicles, and houses. They can easily kill any animal within range, from carnivores to large surly animals such Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, Hippos and ''even even other male Elephants.'' elephants. Outside of musth, it is still very unwise to provoke ''any'' elephant; they are the largest land animals, so not many things can stop an angry elephant's rampage. There is a reason Elephants elephants are ranked as number one on ''The Most Extreme: Hissy Fits;'' even over ''Grizzly Bears'' and '''Africanized Honeybees!'''
* And then there's the kind of groupthink-inspired unreasoning hate and rage that only the most vicious, ruthless, and destructive species on Earth is capable of. of: [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Man]]. mankind]]. The festering anger of an entire society society, feeding back on each other itself with dehumanizing propaganda and echo chambers provoked by anything from an attack on their soil to simply losing a sporting event event, or a single human being lost or killed. The resulting frenzies have left cities in ruins, ruins and entire forests have been laid to waste in a singleminded single-minded hunt for any animal that dared attack on one of them, and even vast swaths of continents turned into a grinding battlefield and left nations left in ruin. Anyone who starts to calm down is simply roused back up again by the constant clamor or ostracized and silenced. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_psychology Just look at what we can do]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship when we work together]].


Interestingly enough, this usually has the opposite effect on villains. Making them angry usually [[VillainousBreakdown causes them to lose focus, make poor decisions]] and fall victim to UntouchableUntilTagged. [[TurnsRed Unless they are a video game enemy]].

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Interestingly enough, this usually has However, there is always the opposite effect on villains. Making {{Subversion}} where a character ends up BlindedByRage, where making them angry usually [[VillainousBreakdown causes them to lose focus, [[MomentOfWeakness make poor decisions]] and fall victim to UntouchableUntilTagged. [[VillainousBreakdown Interestingly enough, this case usually happens to villains.]] [[TurnsRed Unless they are a video game enemy]].

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